Duane Underwood
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2018.
Joins big-league club
PChicago Cubs
September 1, 2019
Underwood was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.
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Underwood will join the Cubs for the stretch run after spending most of the season at Iowa and posting a 5.07 ERA and 1.54 WHIP over 81.2 innings. The 25-year-old allowed one run on three hits while recording seven strikeouts across 3.1 major-league frames.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Duane Underwood
The Z Files: NL Rotation Overview
July 5, 2018
Todd Zola concludes his tour of big-league depth charts with a look at rotations in the National League, including a more charitable view of the Rockies' recent demotion of Jon Gray.
DraftKings MLB: Monday Picks
June 25, 2018
Christopher Olson suggests plugging in Marlins slugger Justin Bour at home against Arizona on Monday.
FanDuel MLB: Monday Value Plays
June 25, 2018
Kevin Payne looks over Monday's evening slate and thinks Adrian Beltre and the Rangers' offense could be ready to erupt with the weather warming up in Arlington.
MLB DFS: Monday Cheat Sheet
June 25, 2018
Monday's slate of 12 games features a home matchup for Justin Verlander against Toronto.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Brighter Days Ahead for Morton
June 23, 2018
Todd Zola ranks the week's starting pitching as Charlie Morton has a good shot to break out of his rut against a couple of light-hitting opponents.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
Underwood continues to battle injury problems, most notably elbow ailments. The 22-year-old tossed just 73 innings in 2016 after throwing only 78.1 innings in 2015. The majority of innings for Underwood this past season came at Double-A Tennessee, where he posted a 4.91 ERA and 46:31 K:BB in 58.2 innings. Perhaps not surprising for a pitcher battling elbow issues and unable to stay on the field, Underwood struggled with his command. Those command problems have been prevalent throughout Underwood's professional career, but the lack of time on the mound certainly didn't help his cause. Underwood's stock has taken a bit of a nosedive entering the 2017 campaign, which will likely start at Double-A, assuming he is healthy. Despite being drafted in the second round in 2012, Underwood has never pitched more than 101 innings in a single season in the minors.
Underwood, a second-round draft pick out of high school in 2012, missed almost two months of the season last year with an elbow injury. Fortunately it wasn't major damage to the elbow and the Cubs were able to play it safe, but the time on the shelf muted his breakout campaign. He started 14 games for High-A Myrtle Beach, posting a 2.58 ERA and 1.04 WHIP, but his strikeout rate was a shaky 5.9. Even more concerning is the strong season may have been fueled by a .225 BABIP - the low strikeout rate and low BABIP contributed to a mediocre 4.10 FIP. He's considered one of the better pitching prospects in the Cubs' system, but elbow discomfort limited him early in camp, so owners will need to cross their fingers and hope this doesn't develop into something that requires surgery.
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Sent to Triple-A
PChicago Cubs
August 18, 2019
The Cubs optioned Underwood to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.
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Stellar in relief Tuesday
PChicago Cubs
August 6, 2019
Underwood pitched two perfect innings and struck out all six batters he faced in Tuesday's 11-4 loss to the Athletics.
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Rejoins Cubs
PChicago Cubs
August 5, 2019
Underwood was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.
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Sent back to minors
PChicago Cubs
July 31, 2019
Underwood was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Earns promotion to majors
PChicago Cubs
July 30, 2019
Underwood was recalled from Triple-A Iowa prior to Tuesday's game against the Cardinals, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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